Bullying Project

Those who bully, have been bullied

Research shows that half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years. More than 10% are bullied regularly.

While verbal abuse was the most common form of bullying, 40% reported having been physically threatened.

Several factors increase the risk of a child being bullied, including parental over-control, illness or disability, passivity, social phobia, agoraphobia, and higher levels and expression of general anxiety.

Research by Fight Crime/Invest in Kids reports that 60% of boys who bullied from first grade through ninth grade were convicted of at least one crime by age 24 and 40% had three or more convictions by age 24.

Only 1 in 10 victims of cyber bullying tell a parent. Fewer than 1 in 5 cyber bullying incidents are reported to the police.

A 2007 poll found that 1/3 of workers, or 54 million Americans, reported workplace bullying.

BY:Hannah Williams